State Pie Project: Kurtz Kentucky Creams
Since opening in 1937, Kurtz Restaurant in Bardstown, Ky., has become known for — among many other things — its pie safe and what’s inside.
The pie safe doors are swung wide open to showcase a tempting array of cobblers, puddings and pies. “This is the most photographed spot in the restaurant,” says Marilyn Kurtz Dick, its 81-year-old owner. She says that visitors often tell her about pie safes used as bars or for displaying dishes. Kurtz’s is always filled with homemade pies, baked every morning, she adds. The restaurant bakes 15 to 20 every morning, “and their number drops as the day wears on.”